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Number 10 "Summons"


Write only if you cannot live without writing. Write only what you alone can write.--Elie Wiesel

Amanda Laughtland
Amanda Laughtland teaches English and works in a public library.  Her poems in this issue are part of a series inspired by the "missed connections" ads on craigslist.org.  Her work appeared previously in Right Hand Pointing. She has recent work on Snorkel.
Mark Cunningham
Mark Cunningham received an MFA from the University of Virginia, and lives in the Charlottesville area.  Poems have appeared in Paragraph, and Tarpaulin Sky, among others; a larger selection, of poems on parts of the body, is on the Mudlark website. Mark's poems have appeared previously on Right Hand Pointing.
Stella Brice
Stella Brice received her degree in English Lit. from Rice University; and has worked, variously, as housecleaner, tarot reader and performance artist. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Frank, Total Abandon, Fine Madness, Southern Poetry Review, the anthology of border poetry Tierra Cruzada/Crossed Land and many others.  She is a winner of the John Z. Bennet Prize and is co-editor of the literary journal Art Club.  Her first collection of poems, Green Lion, was released in the spring of 2005.
Howie Good
Howie Good, a journalism professor at SUNY New Paltz, is the author of the poetry chapbook, Death of the Frog Prince (FootHills Publishing, 2004). His poems have appeared in numerous journals and e-zines, including 2River View, Stirring, Lily, Plum Ruby Review, Wilmington Blues, and Rose & Thorn. He's getting to be a regular here at Right Hand Pointing.
Anna Lucas
Anna Lucas belongs to the Green River Writers group based in Louisville, KY and the Kentucky State Poetry Society.  This is her second appearance with us.
Benton Bridges
Benton Bridges contributed his "Duck & Pheasant Load" art for this issue.  "Benton Bridges" is a pseudonym for a Republican lawyer in Texas.
Taylor Graham
Taylor Graham trains her dogs for search and rescue and helps her husband, a retired wildlife biologist, with his field projects. Her book, The Downstairs Dance Floor, is due out this spring as winner of the Robert Phillips Poetry Chapbook Prize.  She had work in RHP #2.
Irene Latham
Irene Latham is the author of one volume of poetry, Now Playing ( New Dawn Unlimited ). Her next book of poems, What Came Before will be published this year by Mercy Seat Press. Her poems have appeared in various literary journals including Flyway, PoemMemoirStory, Timber Creek Review, Talking River Review, and POEM. She is the poetry editor for the Birmingham Arts Journal.
Lynn Strongin
Lynn Strongin was born in NYC and raised in and around the Big Apple as well as traveling thru various parts of the South during the war. Early studies in musical composition branched out into writing. Lynn worked for Denise Levertov during the politically active Sixties in Berkeley.  She authored seven published books, poems in thirty anthologies, fifty-five journals, national & international, both on-line and in print. Her anthology The Sorrow Psalms: A Book of Twentieth Century Elegy will be published in June, 2006 by the University of Iowa Press. Lynn was recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She lives in British Columbia, Canada.  Lynn had poems in issue #9 of Right Hand Pointing.
Melissa Lambert
By day, Melissa Lambert works in schools and community agencies as an abuse prevention specialist; at night she writes professional articles, travel stories and very short poems in her closet.
Dan Korgan

Dan Korgan lives in Portland, Oregon. He enjoys hiking in the foothills of the Cascade Range, bird watching and photographing rare plants. Currently, he is working on a master's degree in feminist rhetoric at Portland State University.  He had a story in issue #3 of RHP.

John Grey
John Grey is a regular contributor to Right Hand Pointing.  His latest book is What Else Is There (Main Street Rag.)  He has been published recently in Agni, Hubbub, South Carolina Review and The Journal Of The American Medical Association.

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